COMPTROLLER'S SEAL STATE OF CONNECTICUT

STATE OF CONNECTICUT

NANCY WYMAN
COMPTROLLER

OFFICE OF THE STATE COMPTROLLER
55 ELM STREET
HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT 06106-1775

MARK OJAKIAN
DEPUTY COMPTROLLER

COMPTROLLER'S MEMORANDUM NO. 2001- 31

May 4, 2001

ATTENTION: Agency Heads, Payroll, & Personnel Officers - Higher Education and State Marshals
SUBJECT: 2001 - 2002 Health Insurance Rates for Higher Education Part-Time Professional Employees and Certain State Marshals

AUTHORIZATION: In accordance with the provisions of Section 5-259c and Section 5-259(l) of the Connecticut General Statutes and the SEBAC V Agreement, the following premiums have been approved for state-sponsored health care insurance plans for Higher Education Part-Time Professional Employees and certain State Marshals, for coverage effective July 1, 2001. These premium rates apply to those employees in the above categories who because of their employment status are ineligible for coverage paid in whole or in part by the State employer.

PAYROLL EFFECTIVE DATES: The bi-weekly health insurance rates for the period July 1, 2001 - June 30, 2002 are based on 26 pay periods. The annual premium for all medical and dental plans have increased. The changes announced herein will be effective on the following payroll periods:

Bi-Weekly:   

 June 1 - June 14, 2001     Payable June 29, 2001

PLAN CHOICES AND CARRIERS:

  1. Medical Plans: This year Anthem and PHS (now known as Health Net) will continue to offer their Point of Service and Point of Enrollment plans. In addition, ConnectiCare is open to new membership and, for the first time, will be offering Point of Service and Point of Enrollment options along with its Point of Enrollment- Gatekeeper product. Also, the medical benefits of the ConnectiCare plans are aligned with the schedule applicable to all Anthem and Health Net options.

    Additionally, there are two important changes in coverage that take effect in the program on July 1, 2001. First, oral contraceptives, which were previously covered only when medically necessary, will be treated in the same manner as all other prescription drugs. And second, the distinctions between behavioral health and physical health coverage that formerly existed in the plan have been eliminated.

  2. Dental Plans: There are no benefit changes in the available plans. Anthem will continue to offer their Indemnity Dental Care Plan and the CIGNA Dental Care plan, a dental HMO, will continue to be available.

CHARTS: Attached are new and revised rates and charts "AA" through "MM". Charts are included only for those plans that apply to employees paying 100% of the premium. Paired D/OEs for both pre and post-tax deductions are provided on all charts.

NOTICE TO EMPLOYEES: The Employees Health Care Planner has been mailed to all employees who are enrolled in health insurance through payroll. Only the regular employee-share deduction amount appears on the Planner. Therefore, please inform those employees who are eligible to purchase coverage under the above statutes of the rates in this Memorandum.

QUESTIONS: Personnel or payroll staff who have questions concerning payroll-related procedures should call the Comptroller's Payroll Services Division at (860) 702-3463. Questions regarding other health insurance issues should be directed to the Comptroller's Retirement and Benefit Services Division at (860)702-3535.

PLEASE DO NOT REFER EMPLOYEES DIRECTLY TO THESE NUMBERS.

Very truly yours,

 

Nancy Wyman

State Comptroller

NW/SW/WPM

Attachment: Rate Charts AA-MM

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